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Hitting an air pocket
Domestic airlines in the country seem to have hit a rough patch. On the one hand, there appears to be a gradual but continuing fall in air traffic. On the other, they have together gone in for a fare hike in what the government suspects to be ...
The neglect continues
Belying expectations, the interim budget for 2009-10 had no major spending programme for key infrastructure areas. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is holding charge of Finance, has however taken credit for increasing ...
Leader Page Articles
Needed, transparency and accountability
By V.R. Krishna Iyer
The judiciary is no materialist trade union that looks for escalating privileges.
Historian with a global vision
By Eric Hobsbawm
Victor Gordon Kiernan, who has died aged 95, continued to remain loyal to the flexible, open-minded Marxism of the group to which he had contributed so much.
An India connection
By Prakash Karat
Victor Kiernan belonged to the group of British Marxist historians who made a great contribution to the writing of history. Having spent eight years in India, he was in close touch with the fledgling Communist Party and became a friend of P.C. ...
Obama’s war on terror: is it just Bush redux?
By Charlie Savage
The Obama administration is quietly signalling continued support for other major elements of its predecessor’s approach to fighting Al-Qaeda.
OUT OF LONDON
How Americans slept through the Khomeini revolution
By Hasan Suroor
Thirty years after the Iranian revolution, it still remains a mystery how the Americans, despite their close links with the Shah’s regime and an elaborate intelligence network in the country, got it so wrong in the months leading up to ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * A sentence in the sixth paragraph of a report “‘Prabakaran still holed up in Wanni’” (“International” page, February 16, 2009) was “They want to sacrifice civilians as
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